Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
16 Aug 1917
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
Sgt Carl Hill, 3/7592, 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action in the Third Battle of Ypres on August 16th, 1917. There was no report or family announcement of his death in the local Press, but he is included on the Luton Roll of Honour.
Carl was born in Sandridge, near St Albans, in 1883, the son of James and Eliza Hill. In 1901 he was a boarder in London before moving to Lancashire, where he married Sarah Alice Friar at Prescot, St Helens, in 1910.
By the time of the 1911 Census the couple were living at 36 Frederic Street, Luton, and working in the hat trade, Carl as a straw hat stiffener. Later that year they had a daughter, Alice.
Carl enlisted in the Bedfords immediately upon the outbreak of war when his address is given on electoral rolls as 83 Saxon Road, Luton.